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Jan 23, 2018 15:33 |  #1

Has anyone here ever used GreatPrinterProfiles to get printer profiles? I printed the targets and sent them the targets and a payment check a couple weeks ago, but I haven't heard back from them. I left a message on their site and haven't heard from them.

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Jan 23, 2018 16:47 |  #2

There website says they are closed till Feb. 2. That could be why you don't get any response.


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Jan 23, 2018 18:13 |  #3

KT29 wrote in post #18547531 (external link)
There website says they are closed till Feb. 2. That could be why you don't get any response.

Thank you. I didn't notice that.




  
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Jan 27, 2018 04:57 |  #4

I've never used them myself, though I have ordered custom profiles from other sources with varying degrees of success. If you only need to profile one or two paper types and aim to keep the same printer for several years, I think it makes sense to use a service like this, while accepting it may take a week or so until your profile arrives.

If you plan on using more paper types or different printers, it would probably save you time and money buying a spectrophotometer and making your own profiles at home. You would have the up front cost of the calibrator, but it will also work for your displays. Apart from that your only expense is a sheet or two of paper when you need to create a profile.


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Jan 29, 2018 06:18 |  #5

ashleykaryl wrote in post #18549976 (external link)
I've never used them myself, though I have ordered custom profiles from other sources with varying degrees of success. If you only need to profile one or two paper types and aim to keep the same printer for several years, I think it makes sense to use a service like this, while accepting it may take a week or so until your profile arrives.

If you plan on using more paper types or different printers, it would probably save you time and money buying a spectrophotometer and making your own profiles at home. You would have the up front cost of the calibrator, but it will also work for your displays. Apart from that your only expense is a sheet or two of paper when you need to create a profile.

I've thought of doing my own. I have the Spectraview monitor calibrator that came with my NEC PA301SV monitor, but as far as I know it cannot scan prints and create printer profiles.




  
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Jan 30, 2018 08:43 |  #6

Your device is commonly known as a "colorimeter" - it can measure the tristimulus property of light that is emitted onto its sensor, through a red, green and blue filter. This works for things that emit light, like displays and projectors, as well as the measurement of ambient light in an office or editing environment, for example.

The device that can also characterize reflective surfaces (like printed color on paper) is commonly known as a "spectrophotometer" - it has its own well-characterized light source that it emits onto the reflective surface to be characterized, and measures the light reflected off of that surface. These devices can also typically measure emitted light from displays, etc., making them an all-around tool for developing a customized and controlled color-managed environment.

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Feb 01, 2018 16:10 as a reply to  @ kirkt's post |  #7

Thank you!




  
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